Earlier this week, Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware described himself as a game-time decision for Sunday, but backup Kyle Wilber is preparing as though he will start in the veteran’s place against the Eagles.
"I'm just trying to help our team win," Wilber said, per ESPN Dallas. "Of course, I talk to DeMarcus about it. I need all the help I can get."
After stepping in for Ware in the win over the Redskins, Wilber recorded three tackles, a sack, and a big strip-sack/fumble recovery. Head coach Jason Garrett said afterward that the performance assuaged some of his concerns over whether Wilber--who was drafted as a 3-4 linebacker--could make the transition to 4-3 defensive end.
Ware, the man who Wilber replaced was impressed by his work against the ‘Skins as well.
"Last week, when I went down, Wilber went in there and made a big play on a really great tackle," Ware said. "I know he can get out there and play and me just showing him a lot of the things, his confidence level is boosted through the roof so you got to let him keep playing that way and I know he can get the job done."
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